Africa’s riveting beauty: A trip to Lesotho
A trip to Lesotho gives you the African experience of the world heritage site known to the Zulu people as uKhahlamba meaning “Barrier of Spears”. The Drakensberg forms a semi-circular border between KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and the kingdom of Lesotho.
The scenery with beautiful sunny skies, magnificent trees, and vertiginous mountains for hiking, abseiling rock climbing and exploring the trails with a 4X4 car.
The Drakensberg experience offers amazing accommodation options to the ultimate adventures, activities and exciting atmosphere.
Become a cultural history buff with historical sites in the region on your way to Lesotho.
Once upon a time, we had what is called ‘Gondwanaland’, that is when continents were all together and the mountains did not exist. These mountains were created from volcanic activity. The continental drift that was caused by tectonic plates shifting apart created these mountains.
Some of the mountains are sharper than others, the flatter peeks had smaller lava coming out of them and at a slower rate during the shift.
The journey passes the no man’s land however it belongs to South Africa because the Drakensberg Mountains are a natural boundary between the east side of Lesotho and the province of KwaZulu-Natal.
Did you know that the ‘water divide’ is used to determine the boundaries, if the water is flowing east to the Indian Ocean you are still in South Africa once you get to the top of the mountain the water will start to flow west to the Atlantic Ocean and you will then be in Lesotho.
Experience the adventure at the beautiful, culturally rich mountainous Lesotho with the Basotho people’s distinct personality. The contrast with South Africa could not be more striking, and the lofty terrain’s landscape extremes.
A day spent in Lesotho will give you a fresh perspective on Southern Africa from traditional rondavels (round huts with a conical roof) to manifold grazing sheep. In this country you find villagers on horseback in multi-coloured balaclavas and blankets greeting you constantly.
In a village ‘Makhapug’ you feel the warmth and the full experience of how the Basotho people live. Welcomed with song and dance, the people of this village will leave you with a captivating smile yearning for more.
This is a genuine adventure journey where you witness Africa’s riveting beauty.